Here’s a story I wrote about another Mass Guard Unit deploying at the same time as us.
Counted among the five oldest units in the U.S. military, the 1/181st has centuries of experience training and deploying troops to aid in America’s defense. For the first time, the 1/181st is set to deploy directly to a combat theater in support of the Global War on Terrorism. A command and control group of more than 25 Massachusetts Soldiers arrived at Fort Dix on June 20 to mobilize in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit, commanded by Lt. Col. Michael Finer of Swampscott, Mass., will serve as a rear area operations center and be designated the 181st RAOC.